Pentax k100d metering problem

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Hairy, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Hairy

    Hairy Guest

    I have a problem with my Pentax K100d that I would be gratful if
    anyone could
    offer any advice on.

    The problem is that in any mode requiring auto exposure, the camera
    massivly underexposes to the extent where output is just black. For
    example, in low light conditions where I would expect shutter speeds
    of say 1/20 or slower, it is selecting 1/500 - 1/2000. Intermittently
    however it works correctly. Manual exposure works fine.

    This occurred a while ago and it was sent back to pentax who seemed to
    fix the problem (albeit they kept the thing for 2 months). The
    service docket said something like exposure reset or re-calibrated.
    After that things were ok again for a while but the problem has
    started again.

    The camera is still under warrantee (just) and so I intend to send it
    back again but my concern is that pentax will do a temporary fix again
    but that the camera has a more serious fault somewhere. Can anyone
    suggest what the problem might be? Should I be insisting on a
    replacement? Can the exposure be user reset/re-calibrated? many
    thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
    Hairy, Mar 25, 2008
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